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Sep 13, 2009

CLOSED: 'Grandloving' - Book Review and Giveaway


The winner's name has been announced on this post.



'Grandloving'...what a beautiful title for a book. I know all of us have a favorite Grandpa and Grandma. My favorite grandparent was my mother's father....He was the best! I called him 'Cocopops'. I still remember him coming home from work, tired and worn out from a hard day's work but chirpy as ever to see his two grand daughters-my sister and self. We always knew we had to dig our hands into his suit pockets to get a chocolate treat that he would have so lovingly picked up, on his way home. I still remember his scent- he always wore Brut and for me, till date, when Hubby sprays on some Brut I immediately think 'Home'!

There are some memories that can never be erased and if you really think back you will see that your Grandpa/Grandma/Both feature in many special moments.

Bunny girl adores her Poopa (Hubby's dad) and her GG (My mother).Even though we are separated by distance, they're remembered with love on a daily basis and prayed for by their little Granddaughter. She is blessed to have such wonderful, caring and protective grandparents.She knows she is their little gem and at times I think she plays on that trump card! As Ogden Nash once said "When Grandparents walk through the door, discipline flies out of the window!"

The bond between a child and a Grandparent is one that needs to be nurtured with time and love. It's never too late to develop this bond and there are many ways to do this. Sue Johnson and Julie Carlson have thought of 200 well picked activities that can be done with a Grandparent and a Grandbaby or a Grandteen! These aren't a bunch of ideas thought up by two people while sitting in a vacation home...No Siree! These are love activities Grandparents around the world have practiced over the years and these are love invested tips to ensure you are 'making a memory with your grandchild'.

Grandloving: 'Making Memories with your Grandchildren' is a rich book filled with advice, tips, games to play with the Grandkiddos, craft ideas, memory makers, mailbox treasures and so much more! This book is a treasure chest of resources any Grandparent would love!

I would say the next time you know of a friend expecting a baby, order this book for the child's Grandparent- it will be a priceless gift and an investment into a lifetime relationship of fun, love and awesome memories!

Grandloving: 'Making Memories with your Grandchildren' is a revised and expanded 4th edition. This book has received the National Parenting Publications Gold Award and has 6 National Parenting awards! (More testimonials)

The book closes with this beautiful quote..
" Grandparenting reminds us how we should measure our place in the world- not by what we own or where we travel, but by how many times we reach for a Grandchild's hand, offering the kind of guidance, support ad unconditional love that can span the years and miles"
...
and honestly, that just sums the essence of this book all up!

HAPPY GRANDPARENTS DAY!!


Buy it:

You can order an autographed copy of Grandloving send $23.45 check or money order ($18.95 for the book plus $4.50 p&h) to: Grandloving, 49 Starview Place, Dept. W-S, Lancaster, VA, 22503,
or

Call Grandma and co-author Sue Johnson toll-free at 1-804-462-0884. You can even have it signed to a grandparent friend or family member--just let her know how you would like the inscription to appear!



Win it:

One reader will win an autographed copy of
the book-Grandloving: 'Making Memories with your Grandchildren


Here's how you can win it
:

1. Mandatory entry (without this, all other entries will be disqualified)-

Leave a comment telling me a special Grandparent memory you have.

Additional ent
ries:

- 2. Subscribe to my blog (remember you need to activate the subscription if you subscribe via email) or Follow my blog & leave a comment stating that you subscribe or follow.

- 3. Blog about this giveaway (leave a comment with a link to your blog post)

- 4. Tweet about this giveaway and add the hashtag #ebmr at the end.

- 5. Add the link to this giveaway on a Mr Linky on a blog giveaway site, forum, carnival. (leave a comment with the link)

-6. Snag my Blog button (the cute little bunny on the left!) and leave a comment with the link


This giveaway is open to US residents, 18 years and above.

1 winner will be chosen with the random.org generator on October 3 2009 at 10 pm Central time, so enter before that. The winners names will be posted thereafter. Please note if any winner does not get back to me 48 hours after his/her name has been posted, I will pick a new winner.

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83 Comments:

At September 13, 2009 at 5:48 PM , Blogger Linda K said...

I remember riding in the trailer behind my grandfather's tractor while he ran the threshing machine and all of the wheat flowed over us.

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At September 13, 2009 at 5:48 PM , Blogger Linda K said...

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At September 13, 2009 at 5:55 PM , Blogger Bombtastic Belle said...

I remember my Mom's Step-Mom loved for us to stay the night at her house during the week, even though she had to take us 30+ minutes to school. We'd have to get up really early, and never had time for breakfast, but she hated us going on an empty stomach, so she used to take us to McDonald's every time. She'd take us to the park where we'd eat, then go to school - always late, but she didn't care, out tummies were now full.
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At September 13, 2009 at 7:11 PM , Blogger SavannahsSmiles said...

I always remember that my Granny had a red leather wallet that she would take with us shopping. I used to spend Thursdays with her and we always went to Hardees for biscuits and then to the bank and grocery store-she has Alzheimers now :-(.

 
At September 13, 2009 at 7:18 PM , Blogger shopannies said...

I had great grandparents who were the best cooks ever and loved to tell stories and play games. I want to be that same sort of grandma to my little Princess
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At September 13, 2009 at 7:44 PM , Blogger shopannies said...

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At September 13, 2009 at 9:09 PM , Blogger alwayshopeful said...

ohmy,i would love to win this!I have so many wonderful memories of my grandparents i don't know how to choose one..This is a little different than just a happy memory but i hope you accept it..
Ok...i have to choose the one where grandma is the one who always told me ,whatever was wrong,that God would take care of it and to pray,to always be ready when Jesus came back.With all happy and sad times and all we shared..this one was the most important she could have done for me and i still hear her voice regularly on this..She died 10 years ago at age 96 and i lost my best friend,,i still miss her dearly...

thank you for this special giveaway
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At September 13, 2009 at 9:11 PM , Blogger alwayshopeful said...

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At September 13, 2009 at 9:16 PM , Blogger alwayshopeful said...

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At September 13, 2009 at 10:24 PM , Anonymous EG said...

What a beautiful post...it has had me tearful for the memories and the emotions raised...happy and sad tears...while reading your memories about beloved Cocopops and at present times the wonderful tribute to Bunny Girl's grand parents...God bless you for the joy you spread with your posts and yes for getting your readers to go down memory lanes to write a few lines on their dearly loved grandparents...

 
At September 14, 2009 at 7:45 AM , Blogger Mijal Photography said...

I remember going with Grandmother to her garden club when I was little.

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At September 14, 2009 at 7:49 AM , Blogger gahome2mom said...

My Granny and Aunt Opal would occasionally take to to town to shop at the local Roses. The store was not like the big Wal*Mart stores of today. I remember she bought me Play-Doh. I thought it was so wonderful. :)

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At September 14, 2009 at 5:07 PM , Blogger Grandchild Connection said...

This was truly delightful, thank you for sharing. Yesterday, National Grandparents Day, we have launched Grandchild Connection, a service that strengthens the bond between grandparents and grandchildren. Grandchild Connection allows distant grandparents and grandchildren to develop close, meaningful relationships by utilizing today's technology of video conferencing. As part of the "VideoVisit" experience, we coach grandparents in educational and social activities that enhance the bonds they share with their grandchildren, and we provide the tools to achieve that end. We have launched our website today, National Grandparents Day, September 13th, 2009Come visit us @ grandchildconnection dot com

 
At September 14, 2009 at 5:54 PM , Blogger Dolphin Girl said...

When I was a kid and my grandpa would come visit, he would always take us to Toys R Us and let us pick one toy! It was so fun, we loved that choice and it took a long time to make a decision.

 
At September 16, 2009 at 8:41 AM , Blogger Melissa G. said...

My grandma used to grow a big garden every year. My sister and i would go out and help her pick the veggies. One year she let us plant/grow some pumpkins. I'm so thankful that she's still around for my boys to get to know.

 
At September 16, 2009 at 8:41 AM , Blogger Melissa G. said...

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At September 16, 2009 at 9:17 AM , Blogger amweeks said...

Some of my favorite memories are going to the beach with my Gramma!

 
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At September 17, 2009 at 1:56 PM , Blogger Renee said...

I never was close to any of my grandparents due to the distance that has separated us all through the years, but a few weeks ago, when my dad died, his dad came from Ohio for the funeral and we all enjoyed a wonderful visit, under the circumstances, complete with my daughter dressing up like a dog and chasing Papaw around the room! I will never forget that :)

 
At September 17, 2009 at 1:56 PM , Blogger Renee said...

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At September 18, 2009 at 2:50 PM , Blogger jennymartin116 said...

I always remember going to Gaga's house and our special treat was Cheese Balls and Hawaiian Punch! I remember that Nana was the one who took me to the Clinique counter for my first makeover and got my ears pierced!

 
At September 18, 2009 at 2:51 PM , Blogger jennymartin116 said...

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At September 19, 2009 at 1:13 PM , Blogger **Nicole** said...

My grandpa always went up to hunting camp with us and we ate in his camp trailer and he would give us snacks. It's one of my favorite memories of him.

 
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At September 19, 2009 at 9:01 PM , Blogger Terri said...

I remember my Dad taking me and my 7 siblings (yes, we were a BIG family and very well behaved children) to church every Sunday and then to our paternal Grandmother's house. She was a small, frail, gentle and loving woman. I thought she was very pretty and I loved hearing her stories about my Dad as a child. I loved seeing her every Sunday.
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At September 19, 2009 at 9:03 PM , Blogger Terri said...

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At September 19, 2009 at 11:09 PM , Blogger Sarah Osborne said...

My Grandma lived down the street from us growing up. I remember sitting in her lap in a rocking chair and having her sing to me :) We also loved to put together puzzles and she was the first person who taught me how to play cards.

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At September 19, 2009 at 11:09 PM , Blogger Sarah Osborne said...

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At September 20, 2009 at 11:37 AM , Blogger mamawj said...

main entry:My special Grandparent memory would be of my moms mother. She worked part time as a cook in the elementary school we went too and just lived 1/4 of mile from there and my mom & dad both worked so after school we 3 sisters would walk to her house where she was already there due to going home after lunch was served at school.During lunch hours she would give us 2nds on deserts (anyone got them who ask) they made the best chocolate novacks. Then as we got to her house after school she sewed also as a seamstress for a living which she taught me to do as I have now done for 33 years and I learned alot about sewing & really enjoy it for my extra income as well.
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At September 20, 2009 at 11:38 AM , Blogger mamawj said...

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At September 20, 2009 at 11:40 AM , Blogger mamawj said...

I tweeted thanks would love to read this to my only little grandson
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At September 20, 2009 at 1:45 PM , Blogger polly said...

we lived half way across the country from my grandparents so when we saw them it was special. loved playing with my grandmothers pop bead necklaces!

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At September 20, 2009 at 4:57 PM , Blogger rubynreba said...

My Grandma and I had a very special bond. She didn't have toys but we played games and other things that were much better than toys. She was great!
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At September 20, 2009 at 4:58 PM , Blogger rubynreba said...

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At October 2, 2009 at 11:12 PM , Blogger chazvgo said...

I remember staying with my grandma and grandpa for the weekend, and in the morning my grandma would have EVERY breakfast food I loved made for me. Eggs,(one scrambled & one sunny side up) Pancakes, fruit, chocolate milk, oj. Everything it was so awesome :)

 
At October 3, 2009 at 12:01 AM , Blogger Meg Hitt said...

My fav memory with my grandaddy was feeding the hogs and running from the king snakes in the corn shed.
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At October 3, 2009 at 12:02 AM , Blogger Meg Hitt said...

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At October 3, 2009 at 3:20 AM , Blogger naynays1 said...

My Grandma lived in Canada so when she would visit we had so many good times. Like cooking,taking walks, visiting family. I sure miss her.

 
At October 3, 2009 at 6:23 AM , Blogger KC said...

My favorite memories with my Nana are sewing and baking with her. I am blessed to still have her in great health to continue to learn from and that's a good thing since I haven't quite perfected her rum cake recipe yet.
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At October 3, 2009 at 6:23 AM , Blogger KC said...

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At October 3, 2009 at 10:32 AM , Blogger demmi said...

I remember staying at my grandmas for a few days and she would always make home made bread. con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

 
At October 3, 2009 at 12:41 PM , OpenID madcotenngirl said...

I used to love making snow-cream with my grandmother and loved when grandaddy would let me drive the skidder and pull logs out of the woods--probably not the safest activity but sure was fun!
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At October 3, 2009 at 12:45 PM , Blogger M said...

My favorite grandparent memory is probably my grandmother literally on her death bed getting to hold my youngest daughter who is her namesake. I had my youngest at the end of Oct and she had some complications which prevented us from traveling (at the same time we knew my grandmother did not have much time left as she was already in hospice care.) Finally on Dec 19 we got the all clear from the pediatrician to travel and we made it to my grandmother's bed side Christmas Eve. My grandmother had been pretty much in and out of consciousness for days so we were not expecting much but I was determined for her to meet her newest great-grandchild--especially since she was named after her. To God be the glory, when we arrived my grandmother awoke, stayed awake, talked, and even ate a little for a good part of the evening. We had our own little Christmas miracle. We have several pictures of our baby girl propped up on my grandmother's arm in the hospital bed and those are the first and last pictures we have of them together. That is most likely my most cherished memory of my amazing grandmother.
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At October 3, 2009 at 12:46 PM , Blogger M said...

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At October 3, 2009 at 1:44 PM , Blogger dvice said...

I remember visiting my grandmother all the time as a kid and playing games and picking raspberries in her garden

 
At October 3, 2009 at 2:01 PM , Blogger packerfantimmy said...

My favorite grandparents memory has to do with my grandfather. I loved how every fall as a kid, Grandpa would spend all day racking up the biggest pile of leaves, working hard all day, just so me & my cousins could come over an jump in those piles, make a huge mess of them all and the whole time he would just sit back in his lawnchair smiling the whole time and watching us.
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At October 3, 2009 at 2:52 PM , Blogger Katy Belle said...

My favorite memory of my grandfather is of him bringing me home grown yellow-meated watermelons each summer.
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At October 3, 2009 at 2:52 PM , Blogger Katy Belle said...

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At October 3, 2009 at 2:55 PM , Blogger Katy Belle said...

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At October 3, 2009 at 3:50 PM , Blogger kathy pease said...

i remember my grandmother coming to stay with us for a few weeks when i was about 9 she was coming into the dining room and i jumped out from behind our dearborn gas heating stove and scared the S&%# out of her. she was mad as a wet hen and later that night when she brought out reeses cups when we were watching tv she ate some right in front of me and said i couldnt have any because i scared her then i was mad as a wet hen. LOL

I will remember that till my dying day

 
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At October 3, 2009 at 4:41 PM , Blogger FDP 4 Life said...

one year we went on vacation with my grandpa to colorado, it was a lot of fun!

 
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At October 3, 2009 at 4:47 PM , Blogger bridget3496 said...

When i was a child and spending the night at my grandparents, they each had a special song that they would sing to me every morning when I awoke.

 
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At October 3, 2009 at 5:13 PM , Blogger Mary A said...

My memories of my grandmother (who we called "Mama Hubbard" yes, her last name was Hubbard--she truly was Old Mother Hubbard) centers around her teaching me to sew, cook, bake, but also how to shoot, ride a horse, herd cattle, everything a true Southern Belle needs to know.

 
At October 3, 2009 at 5:14 PM , Blogger Mary A said...

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At October 3, 2009 at 6:43 PM , Blogger Linda said...

Grandma drove a 1951 DeSoto and she painted it green......with a paint brush. It matched the lawn chairs!

 
At October 3, 2009 at 7:32 PM , Anonymous TNBOY said...

As corny as it sounds, I used to love to sit and do crossword puzzles with my Granny. I also looked forward to her taking us to Sonic to get ice cream.
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At October 3, 2009 at 8:13 PM , Blogger Heather said...

I remember riding horses with my granddad on the ranch. He didn't say much, but he took great care with his granddaughters.

 
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At October 3, 2009 at 8:56 PM , Blogger lilyk said...

A special grandparent memory I have is the yummy dinners my grandma would cook.

 
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At October 3, 2009 at 9:07 PM , Blogger The Demille's said...

I used to always spend the night at my grandma's house and she always made feel so special by playing games with me, letting me choose what we watched on tv, making me anything I wanted for dinner and breakfast, and just loving me unconditionally! Coming from a family of 6 kids, this was really special!
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At October 3, 2009 at 10:33 PM , Blogger Gianna said...

I'm not a grandparent yet but I would love to give this as a gift to my parents :)

 

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